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YOU KNOW that if no less a renaissance man than Max Cooper is taking enough of an interest in what you’re sculpting in sound to sign you up for his label, Mesh, then you must be doing something not only very right, but also very interesting; Max really these days being at the forefront of …

LLYR, the musical guising of Gareth Williams, who frankly will blow your mind with the ecologically concerned, sourced and refashioned IDM he’s presenting at the end of July with his album, Biome, has today released an actually properly stunning video for “The Hawthorne Effect”, the second track he’s revealed from what we’re tipping massively to …

WITH his first album for his new home Deutsche Grammophon, Playground On A Lake, now out in the world – and a far-reaching, ambitious record it is, too, spread over four sides – and it seems it wasn’t just the IDM cognoscenti who’ve been wowed. Also more than a little taken was Pablo Lerrain, the …

GROWING up on the North London-Hertfordshire borders of Enfield, producer Loraine James was up on the escarpment, able to gaze down across London in the bowl of the Thames valley below. That skyline, the city so near, silhouetted, morphing as new towers grew from reinforced steel skeletons, informed and continues to inform her enthralling future …

YOU KNOW that if no less a renaissance man than Max Cooper is taking enough of an interest in what you’re sculpting in sound to sign you up for his label, Mesh, then you must be doing something not only very right, but also very interesting; Max really these days being at the forefront of …

WITH what looks to be another absolutely essential, cartographically-inclined Maps EP out at midsummer, Max Cooper has today dropped a typically jaw-dropping short film – to call it a video is somehow to demean the scale and art of the piece, I feel – for one of that EP’s most outstanding tracks, “Leaving The Place” …

GROWING up on the North London-Hertfordshire borders of Enfield, producer Loraine James was up on the escarpment, able to gaze down across London in the bowl of the Thames valley below. That skyline, the city so near, silhouetted, morphing as new towers grew from reinforced steel skeletons, informed and continues to inform her enthralling future …

ROSS TONES, the electronic voyager who records for Houndstooth as Throwing Snow, has dropped a video for new single “Halos”, the latest intelligent bodymover to be lifted from his forthcoming album Dragons. Dragons will be Throwing Snow’s fourth album and seeks to explore the space between science and ancestral wisdom, connecting modern electronica back to …

GLASSMASTERER, the obscure musical reproduction process adopted as the operational codename for eclectic Glaswegian musician Lewis Bigham, has today dropped just a teensy bit of a banger, “Turn On The Big Machines”; you can dive into the accompanying visuals below. Lewis has previously wended his way through folk, hiphop, jazz and funk; all’s fish to …

WITH his delicious Earth EP (read our review here) just passing its six-month anniversary, the time is more than ripe for another sonic missive from Max Cooper; and the excellent news is that today he’s announced the release of a new EP, Maps, which will be out on Mesh come midsummer. He’s also shared a …